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Original Oettinger Pils - Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

Original Oettinger PilsOriginal Oettinger Pils

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 15.29%

Brewed by:
Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-16-2003)
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Reviews by gonzo138:
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2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a clear pale golden color with a white head that retained and laced decently

S- very light smell, little bit of malt sweetness little bit of hoppy spice aroma, nothing special

T- complements smell, little sweet at first, a little hoppy at the finish

M- very carboanted, light body, kind of dry mouthfeel

D- a very drinkable beer, nothing special, a good session beer, the price was certainly right (priced at about $4.99 a six pack) will might drink again, just a run of the mill pilsner i suppose

Serving type: can

10-30-2006 05:33:48 | More by gonzo138
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3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

0.5 liter can into a Pilsner Urquell mug.
Yellow, transparent, white foam. Standard pils look.
The smell is clean. Sweet pils malt and a kind of nondescript hop aroma takes a back seat.
The taste is again very clean. Some malt, more nondescript hop. Light-bodied, perhaps too much so, but nothing about it is unpleasant.
A nice amount of bitterness in the after-taste leaves a tinge on your tongue, though it feels at times astringent.
Amongst the other German beers that are priced similarly in this neck of the woods, Bitburger Warsteiner and DAB mostly, this is the best. Nothing to be excited about but I'll put 'em back on a hot summer's day in Italy.
Dirt cheap too. € 0.68 / 0.5 liter can.

Serving type: can

04-11-2014 17:28:14 | More by mmmbirra
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

03-02-2014 03:04:41 | More by javlin624
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1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

02-25-2014 07:34:48 | More by NathanJoyce
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

02-17-2014 16:33:08 | More by magpieken
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

02-10-2014 13:41:51 | More by NorbertB1974
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

02-07-2014 11:50:07 | More by Mitch84
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

01-06-2014 22:48:57 | More by Saind
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

11-07-2013 17:07:51 | More by dcmchew
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4.89/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This lager beer is by far the best bang for your buck. It is brewed according to the German purity laws which is a trademark only German beers receive. In the original text, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops.

Beers that are brewed according to the reinheitsgebot are beloved by those that know their lagers. Where Belgium lager beers tend to taste watery and the Dutch give you a hangover, this is by no means the case with reinheitsgebot brewed German beers and neither with Oetinger.

The taste is fresh and the bubbles are slightly reminiscent of champagne, it bursts in your mouth and leaves a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Freshness is what keeps coming to mind when drinking this strong flavored beer served cold straight from the bottle. I am a big fan of lager beers and this one is right on top of my list. It is just as good as Warsteiner but it's incredibly cheap, only 6,99 euro per 24 x 33 cl bottles. The company doesn't do any concessions on quality, but has few personal and excluded all third party's from business to keep the prices low. And low priced beer of very good quality is exactly what i like.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 23:57:22 | More by Hamme
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

10-20-2013 07:33:57 | More by djbx
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

07-22-2013 06:08:38 | More by IceFox
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2.59/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml can

A- Very light golden, perfectly transapent. Couple of finger white head, shows decent retention at first but soon recedes without leaving even a hint of lacing

S- Weak. A basic malty/grainy feel, nothing reminding of noble hops

T- Grainy crispness upfront, a hint of lemon, a touch of undifened hop bitterness, quite metallic

M- Light body, extremely high carbonation, brings life but feels almost offensive at times

O- Low quality beer. Their Export was a little better than the standard macro lager, this one is not

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 17:09:22 | More by Cozzatoad
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

06-09-2013 00:47:33 | More by shamrok
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

06-01-2013 23:34:22 | More by Miha
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-12-2013 14:07:20 | More by beerhunter13
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-29-2013 21:42:50 | More by rlasker3
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

03-13-2013 04:38:05 | More by Poupae
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

11-07-2012 02:15:39 | More by cfalovo97
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3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

S - 500ml can is the only way to go, no skunk at all and more beer for your money.

A - Typical macro lager piss yellow prehaps a shade darker.

S - Light malt, no skunk, some hops, very clean

T - Just a decent Pils ticks all the boxes, taste is exactly like the smell, clean, malts not too sweet, nice hop bitterness.

M - Lots of carbonation but it not over carbonated, good zing on the tounge.

O - This is the cheapest beer you can buy in Australia and its fully imported from Germany none of this made under licence bull shite. It craps all over our local macros and I rate this higher than any Becks or Heinekein which is much more expensive. Definatly my go to session beer when i want to knock a few back. Low price and good taste = WIN in my book.

Serving type: can

06-28-2012 17:06:06 | More by Aussie69
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2.58/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle of 330 ml.. Golden yellow colour, with some bubbles rising to the surface and a two finger soapy head that quickly dissolves, leaving some light lacing on the glass.
Aroma is the usual for pilsener malts, with some traces of corn too. Taste is bitter and also a bit corny. Quite metallic too, as if it was coming from a can. Medium thickness on the body, and less than average carbonation

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 20:42:42 | More by Douberd
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2.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into a pils glass by the freshness date indicated on the bottom.

Gold straw in color with dense and soft white head with good retention, low visible carbonation, it leaves good lacing patches when head dissipated.

Barley malt leads with floral hop, citrus. The smell is quite inviting.

Significant citrus zest, mute malt base, finish by hop bitterness which is slightly lackluster.

The body is medium with soothing carbonation and dull mouth feel.

The appearance and smell look good but the fact is that the taste and feel kill this beer.

Serving type: can

01-14-2012 06:40:26 | More by Everydayoff
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3.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours bright pale yellow with large white head with rather good retention, some patches of lacing. Aroma is weak malt, grassy hops.

Taste is grainy malt, bitter and slightly spicy hops, some citrus and short grassy bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with more than moderate carbonation.

Overall, there is not much flavour in it. Not bad, but very boring Pils.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 13:44:01 | More by atis
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2.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: the beer pours a yellow color with huge fluffy head
Smell: Malts, grain, yeast and some very light grasses and floral hops
Taste: Malts, grain, bread (yeast) and some hops in the end
Mouthfeel: thin body medium carbonation
Overall: Nice watching football (the real football!!) beer

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 20:00:46 | More by rvdoorn
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear straw color, white head stays for longer that you would expect (nevertheless it collapses after a couple of minutes).

S: Like cheap beer. Nothing impressive.

T: Malts and hop. Bitter and salty.

M: Hard to say anything.

D: Not bad for hot weather.

Good, because it's cheap. 79 euro cents for a liter! ;-)

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 21:45:18 | More by orz
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Original Oettinger Pils from Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH
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